A blog about Lamb Island in Moreton Bay, Queensland – a unique little paradise under forty kilometres as the seagull flies from Brisbane CBD.
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Monday, March 09, 2015

Six months old, and all grown-up.

These are the two curlew chicks I featured to excess back in October and November of last year. They’re now adult-size (around 45cm), and are still visiting us every afternoon in expectation of a mince snack – sometimes accompanied by one parent or both, but often, as here, on their own.

Update Thursday March 12: It always intrigues me how curlews can tuck those long legs away when they decide to take their weight off their feet. And as for why the curlew below would choose to rest on our hard gravel path yesterday evening rather than on the adjacent comfy grass, I have no idea.